Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Wupatki or Walnut Canyon National Monument.
Most visitors drive through the 34 mile scenic loop that winds from Highway 89 through Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments. The scenic loop leads you from the high Ponderosa Pine forests of Sunset Crater, down nearly 2,000 feet in elevation to the red rocks and painted desert vistas of Wupatki. Enjoy your trip!
We offer Ranger Guided programs every day during the summer.
NPS Photo (N.Daffron)
To help you find your way.
Get information about our visitor center hours.
NPS Photo (H.Rich)
Information about entrance fees, group rates, and special use permits.
Find a hike to fit your interest and ability.
Did You Know?
The San Francisco Peaks, backdrop for Flagstaff and much of northern Arizona, were named in 1629 by Franciscan missionaries in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. This was more than 200 years before what was then a small town in California acquired a similar name.